BUILDING STRATEGIC ORGANISATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
Credit points: 30
In this subject students investigate and assess core principles, concepts and ideologies associated with building strategic organisational partnerships across diverse organisations such as NGOs, public and private enterprises, community corporations, government departments and institutions, and inter-agency alliances and companies. Students utilise a cross-disciplinary approach to examine the multiplier effects which strategic partnerships have on organisational partnering, and their potential to make organisations work in a more creative, cost effective, and synergistic environment. Students review a number of organisational partnership theories, including systems theory, complexity theory, network theory and change theory, which should be applied to analyse and critique the constructs of negotiations, shared vision, building networks, organisational change, strategic management, participative leadership, and problem solving. The locus of emphasis is on students acquiring critical reflective and cross-organisational skills to effectively advance the organisation towards pre-defined strategic goals.
SchoolSchool of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Communicating in the 21st century||Recommended||Eunson, B. (2005)||WILEY|
|Readings||Global education policy||Recommended||Rizvi, F., & Linguard, B. (2010)||ROUTELEDGE|
|Readings||Leadership for the disillusioned: Moving beyond the myths and heroes to leading that liberates||Recommended||Sinclair, A. (2005)||ALLEN & UNWIN|
|Readings||Southern Theory: The global dynamics of knowledge in social science||Recommended||Connell, R. (2007)||ALLEN & UNWIN|
|Readings||The challenge of public private partnerships: Learning from international experience||Recommended||Greve, C., & Hodge, G., (eds.) (2005)||EDWARD ELGAR|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Examine the importance for building strategic partnerships.
02. Outline the blueprint for building effective partnerships and alliances.
03. Examine the significance of cross-cultural factors in partnership development, management and sustainability.
04. Examine particular organisational benefits, challenges, and inhibitors to partnering.
05. Demonstrate an understanding of the current global environment and their potential relevance for Australian organisations.
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Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara
Seven 4.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 3,500-word analytical essay||30||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|
|One 3,500-word critical reflective journal||30||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|
|One 3,500-word essay||40||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|